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An attractive baby hand and foot casting kit with a full width square box frame with heart back mount. It comes with a generous quantity of materials with your choice of frame, mount and paint colours.
Casting Materials: Impression powder: 900g, Plaster: 1040g
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Our Contemporary frames are made from a single piece of softwood moulding and come in 5 modern colours. Due to their slim profile, they are perfectly suited to newborn casts (0-8m), flat hands of toddlers and older children, clay impressions and raised impressions. They do not have a front mount (like the Classic range) so give a full glass size display area and a modern look. They can be hung or placed landscape or portrait. The frames come ready-assembled so you do not have to deal with fiddly screws or loose panes of glass and it is easy to take the back off to mount your casts.Please Note: We changed supplier on 7th April 2021 and took the opportunity to make the Contemporary frames identical but just slightly deeper - 4cm rather than 3.5 cm internal depth.
The frame is best-suited to 2 hand or foot casts of a baby 0-8m.
The baby casting kit includes:
N.B. You will need to provide the containers to make the moulds in. You can use spreadable butter pots or cut down milk cartons for feet and soup or larger yoghurt pots for hands - full instructions included with the kit.
Optionally add an Engraved Name-plate to your order to stick to the frame edge or to the back mount with your casts. They come in three different sizes with many colours and fonts to choose from. You just peel the strip off the back and stick it to your frame.
If you need additional casting material please go to our Materials and Refills section.
Frame measurements - Contemporary 8x8Glass size: 8 x 8"Square aperture: 19.2 x 19.2cmHeart size at widest points: 17 x 17cmExternal edge-to-edge: 24.1 x 24.1cmInternal depth: 4cm (3.5cm if from old supplier)External depth: 5cm (4.5cm if from new supplier)
Please check your child's hands and feet fit the frame before purchasing - cut out a piece of paper to the aperture dimensions to see how they fit.
To help you decide which frame colour and paint combination to choose you can ask yourself a few questions, such as:
Baby casting creates incredibly detailed 3D plaster casts. We provide detailed instructions with over 100 step-by-step images and plenty of materials for you to achieve a good result. However, baby casting does take practice. We recommend making just one cast from start to finish so you can familiarise yourself with the materials and learn from any mistakes you make.
Steps to follow:
1. Make the mould - We use a safe impression material (alginate) widely used for decades by dentists and lifecasters worldwide. It is safe and designed specifically for use on skin. This material must be mixed quickly with COOL (not tepid or warm) water and sets fast, in about 2 minutes, to form a rubbery, flexible mould. The mixture will change colour from pink to pale grey as it sets.
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From £1.95 (Usually £5.95 for baby casting kits)
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If you pay for an Express 2 day service but receive your item within the standard delivery time-frame of 4 days, we will refund the difference between the Express and Standard delivery charge (usually £2) to you - unless the delay is due to circumstances beyond our control E.g. Parcel mis-sort, bad weather, strike action, Christmas delivery delays, incorrect postcode or incomplete address given etc.
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